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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Al Madrigal, San Francisco Comic, Joins The Daily Show

Posted By on Tue, May 17, 2011 at 3:55 PM

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Local boy done good Al Madrigal is so sharp, smart, and surprising in his stand-up comedy that it's not too much of a surprise that he's debuting tonight as a new Daily Show correspondent.

Instead, it's a confirmation of Madrigal's talents and The Daily Show commitment to "sharp" and "smart," a commitment that has been somewhat assailed since the hiring of Olivia Munn.

Munn has hardly been the disaster her detractors make her out to be. Still, even if she had turned out to be some kind of Wicked-Hot Colbert, we'd be thrilled to hell with this new acquisition, and not just because Madrigal went to St. Ignatius College Prep. He has long killed on the talk-show circuit, acquitted himself well on his own Comedy Central video, and even works S.F. life into his act, as you can see in the video after the jump.

Only problem: This ruins our in-office Daily Show correspondent brackets. I had top-seed Oliver vs. in-house favorite Schaal in the final.

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Anyway, here Madrigal talks about how dressing up for an S.F. "French school" is received in S.F.
Al Madrigal - French/Mexican
JokesJoke of the DayFunny Jokes

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